Tag Archives: Adam Schiff

Schiff To Probe Trump’s Deutsche Bank Connections

The Hill reports: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told The New Yorker that he plans to subpoena information on President Trump’s personal business transactions from Deutsche Bank regarding allegations that the president’s financial interests in Russia are affecting his foreign policy positions. Schiff, who will chair the House Intelligence Committee come January, said he believes answers to whether Trump was involved …

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Schiff: The DOJ Needs To Revisit Its Indictment Opinion

CNN reports: Rep. Adam Schiff argued today that the Department of Justice “needs to re-examine” the Office of Legal Counsel’s opinion that a sitting US president should not be indicted. “I think the Justice Department needs to re-examine that OLC opinion, the Office of Legal Counsel opinion, that you cannot indict a sitting president under circumstances in which the failure …

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Schiff: Trump May “Face The Real Prospect Of Jail Time”

Politico reports: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Sunday said that President Trump might “face the real prospect of jail time” after prosecutors indicated last week that he directed illegal payments during his 2016 presidential campaign. “There’s a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office, the Justice Department may indict him. That he may be the first …

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Adam Schiff: Cohen’s Guilty Plea Confirms That Trump And His Business Are “Compromised” By Russian Ties

ABC News reports: The leading Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday on “This Week” that there is now a witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen, who he said confirms that “the president and his business are compromised.” “There is now testimony, there is now a witness, who confirms that in …

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House Intel Panel To Hire Money-Laundering Experts

The Daily Beast reports: The House intelligence committee’s incoming Democratic majority is taking its first steps to follow Donald Trump’s money, The Daily Beast has learned. The committee is looking to hire money-laundering and forensic accounting experts, three sources familiar with the plans confirm to The Daily Beast. One Democratic committee office said the purpose of the potential new hires …

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Trump Goes Third Grader On “Little Adam Schitt”

Reuters reports: President Trump on Sunday attacked Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), labeling him as “little Adam Schitt” after the congressman suggested the appointment of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was unconstitutional. Democrats argue that Whitaker, who was appointed by Trump following the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, should be subject to Senate approval. Mueller, the special counsel in charge …

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Adam Schiff: Trump And His Lawyers Are Terrified About Manafort Plea, Mueller Takes Everybody Down [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Sunday that he believes President Trump and his lawyers are “terrified” at the prospect of what former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort could tell prosecutors as part of a new cooperation agreement. “They may think they know what Manafort has to say because he was part of that joint defense agreement, but …

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Adam Schiff Asks Mueller To Consider Perjury Charges

David Corn reports at Mother Jones: On Thursday afternoon, Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, made a dramatic request: He essentially asked special counsel Robert Mueller to consider whether perjury charges should be brought against witnesses who testified to the committee during its Trump-Russia investigation. Schiff did not convey this request directly to Mueller. …

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Dems After DOJ Briefing: “No Evidence” Of Spying

Buzzfeed News reports: Congressional leaders on Thursday participated in an unusual pair of meetings with administration officials to discuss the FBI’s use of an informant in its counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia in 2016. Democrats who attended the meetings said there was “no evidence” presented to support the claim repeatedly made by President Donald Trump in …

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Schiff Demands Inquiry Into Trump Data Firm [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: US congressional investigators want the head of data firm Cambridge Analytica to testify again before their committee, under subpoena if necessary, after a whistleblower claimed the company exploited Facebook and received millions of people’s profiles that were taken without authorisation. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, called for the company to be “thoroughly …

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State TV: Rep. Adam Schiff Is A Russian Propagandist

Mediaite reports: Conservative radio talkshow host Mark Levin blasted Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) over his handling of the ongoing Russia investigation. And he held nothing back. “Mr. Schiff is a shill for the Russian government,” Levin declared on Sean Hannity’s show. “And I’m gonna tell you why it is Schiff who is a propagandist for the Russian government despite his …

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Trump Lies About Quote From Fox News Host

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump mangled a quote from a Fox News anchor in an attack on Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. In a tweet late Saturday, Trump claimed to have quoted a Fox News report by Molly Line, who was describing a Democrat memo rebutting GOP claims of surveillance abuses by Justice Department …

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Trump Rages After Dem Memo Busts Nunes’ Narrative

Politico reports: The FBI team investigating the 2016 Trump campaign’s contacts with Russians had already opened inquiries into multiple people connected to the campaign when it received a controversial dossier alleging illicit ties between then-candidate Trump and the Kremlin, a Democratic memo released by the House Intelligence Committee revealed Saturday. The dossier, compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele, wasn’t …

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Rep. Adam Schiff Mocks Trump’s Claim Of Vindication: He Claims This Anytime Someone Sneezes [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) jabbed President Donald Trump on Sunday for citing the indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team in their probe on Russian election meddling as proof his campaign had not colluded with foreign operatives. During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the Democratic lawmaker was asked whether he felt the indictment by Mueller …

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Senate Weighs Contempt Charge For Bannon Because He’ll Only Answer Questions Approved By White House

CNN reports: Steve Bannon told the House Intelligence Committee that he had been instructed by the White House to invoke executive privilege on behalf of President Donald Trump, declining to answer a wide array of key questions pertinent to the Russia investigation and prompting lawmakers to consider holding him in contempt. GOP Rep. Mike Conaway and Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff …

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Trump Blames Dems For “Very Political” Memo

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump on Saturday morning offered an explanation for his decision not to release a Democratic rebuttal of the Republican memo that made the case the F.B.I. abused its powers and was politically motivated in the spying on of Carter Page. Democrats have been angling for the declassification of their memo, which they claim outlines …

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BREAKING: Trump Won’t Release Dem Memo

The Hill reports: President Trump has reportedly told House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Devin Nunes that he is unable to approve the release of the Democratic countermemo to Nunes’ surveillance memo, according to Bloomberg. Nunes’ memo was released publicly last week after weeks of public battle between committee Republicans and Democrats. The memo accuses FBI and Justice Department officials of …

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House Intel Committee Votes Unanimously To Release Dem Memo On FBI, Trump Now Has Five Days To Veto

The New York Times reports: The House Intelligence Committee voted on Monday to make public a classified Democratic memorandum rebutting Republican claims that the F.B.I. and the Justice Department had abused their powers to wiretap a former Trump campaign official, setting up a possible clash with President Trump. The vote gives Mr. Trump five days to review the Democratic memo …

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Schiff Hits Back At Trump, Mocks “Executive Time”

The Hill reports: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Monday fired back at President Trump after Trump ripped the California Democrat as “one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington.” Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has been a vocal critic of Trump. In recent days, he became a central figure objecting to the release of a …

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Trump Accuses “Little Adam Schiff” Of Leaking

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday accused U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee that is investigating alleged Russia meddling in the 2016 presidential election, of leaking “confidential” information. Trump is now recycling his juvenile nicknames, having already attacked “Little” Marco Rubio on many occasions. This morning’s tweet-spasm was spawned, as usual, by …

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